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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:02 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Jave D wrote:TIL I've been making up cooking to be some sort of strange wizardry when really it's quite simple. You get foods you like in combinations you like and make them hot somehow and then eat.

More or less. Ideally, cooking is taking food item A with taste A, food item B with taste B and mashing them together to create something that has Taste A, Taste B and..Taste C.

No. That's eating.
Cooking is getting it from The Field to The Table.

Sometimes a person does more than wash it.
Sometimes not much more.

The Wizard Hat is a wonderful Idea!
Dress for success!

When slaving over alchemy, acknowledge the Wonder in Material Magic.
It's not Magic. It may as well be.

Caramelizing Onions is an adventure all by its self.
Jave! Have you ever tried it? Do!

What have you got to lose?
An onion.
A stick of butter.
Your self respect and your roommate.

You don't have to eat everything you cook.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby karhell » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:12 pm UTC

addams wrote:Caramelizing Onions is an adventure all by its self.
Jave! Have you ever tried it? Do!

What have you got to lose?
An onion.
A stick of butter.
Your self respect and your roommate.

You don't have to eat everything you cook.

A pan, and in some extreme cases, the whole kitchen ^^
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:52 pm UTC

karhell wrote:
addams wrote:Caramelizing Onions is an adventure all by its self.
Jave! Have you ever tried it? Do!

What have you got to lose?
An onion.
A stick of butter.
Your self respect and your roommate.

You don't have to eat everything you cook.

A pan, and in some extreme cases, the whole kitchen ^^

yes.
A little supervision is nice.

It helps spread the blame around,
when things go Wrong.

Have you ever heard the words, "Look at what you let me do?!!"
People are funny.

Some ugly food tastes great.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby karhell » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:53 pm UTC

"Look at what you let me do?!!"
People are funny indeed.

I've only ever used that sort of thing in a very jocular way (haven't done anything truly catastrophic yet, though ^^)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby PolakoVoador » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:52 pm UTC

TIL how fucking huge Alaska is.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby WilliamTheConqueror » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:13 pm UTC

PolakoVoador wrote:TIL how fucking huge Alaska is.

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holy shit.

edit: woah! over a hundred posts!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:20 pm UTC

WilliamTheConqueror wrote:
PolakoVoador wrote:TIL how fucking huge Alaska is.

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holy shit.

edit: woah! over a hundred posts!

Beautiful Map!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:08 pm UTC

Someone somewhere once said something along the lines of "Texas is only the second-largest state because of Alaska. If Alaska were split in half into two states, then Texas would be… the third-largest state."
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:19 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:Someone somewhere once said something along the lines of "Texas is only the second-largest state because of Alaska. If Alaska were split in half into two states, then Texas would be… the third-largest state."

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
They are both mostly Nothing most of the time.

Relentless Wilderness or Relentless Not Wildness.
Some small places have more There than Texas and Alaska do Together.

Spoiler:
oops. I think I am in a not nice mood.
I must remove myself.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Xeio » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:06 pm UTC

PolakoVoador wrote:TIL how fucking huge Alaska is.
What's really weird is how fucking tiny Europe is.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:13 pm UTC

I'm glad that picture has Alaska's actual size instead of just copying from a projection. It's always sad to see pictures like that like "look how big Greenland is..."

EDIT: You could pretty much replace Sweden with California (flipped horizontally) and no one would notice. Other size analogies, within a few percent of each other:

Montana: Norway
New Mexico: Poland
Oregon: United Kingdom
Kansas: Belarus
Alabama: Greece
Louisiana: Bulgaria
Kentucky: Iceland
Indiana: Hungary
Maine: Austria
Maryland: Macedonia
Washington DC: San Marino

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby yurell » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:11 pm UTC

For some added fun, you can replace the US with Australia for a similar map (Australia is the same size as the contiguous US to within a couple of percent).

And our largest state is 50% larger than Alaska, and more than triple the size of Texas. Woot for great expanses of nothing!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby rieschen » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:37 am UTC

How few people live in Australia and the US (I mean how much area per person there is) never fails to boggle me completely.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Adacore » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:02 am UTC

rieschen wrote:How few people live in Australia and the US (I mean how much area per person there is) never fails to boggle me completely.

Australia is significantly more incredible in this regard than the US. The population density of the USA is 34 per square kilometre, in Australia it's 2.8, less than 10% of the US (also, Canada is similar, with 3.4). And Western European countries are up to ten times as dense as the USA (the UK is 262 people per square km)... Each person has almost 100 times as much space in Australia than they do in the UK (and more like 200 times as much as the average person in Korea).

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:16 am UTC

Beautiful post.
Very informative.

Australia has Lot of Room!
We can All Go There!

Before we book the flight let's think about this for a moment.
How much is habitable?

How many dangerous, poisonous and down right Weird things does Australia have?
The Weird to sq km ratio might be higher than any other place on Earth.
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PolakoVoador wrote:TIL how fucking huge Alaska is.
What's really weird is how fucking tiny Europe is.

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oh my word!

That is True, too.
How can Europe be such a Big Deal and be so little?

I learned a Weird thing.
It is not at all related.

The Drug of Choice has shifted, again.
It seems Pain Pill use and abuse is up in the 20-35 age group.
Drugs: Chattering to myself about Drugs.
Spoiler:
I am a big fan of Drugs.
Nurse! That's a big part of what Nurses do.

I think we use drugs to save lives.
I think we use drugs to ease suffering.
I think we use drugs for entertainment.

I think each one of those uses is Valid.
The problem is Not the drugs.
The problem is The People.

Mature people can have access to drugs.
Mature people contact professionals for drug advice.
Mature people can use anything they want and not make much of a mess.

I see a people that does not have intellectual and emotional tools.
An immature ill-equipped people can not use drugs responsibility.
They can do much of anything else responsibility, either.

Drug History.
I remember Drug History.

Alchohol and Morphine have been with us sense before we were people.
Who knows? Maybe our relationship to Drugs helped to form us.

1940's Morphine, Alcohol,
1950's Morphine, Alcohol, Pot.
1960's Pot, LSD, Morphine, Alcohol
1970's Pot, LSD, Morphine, Alcohol, Tranquilizers
1980's Cocaine, Pot, Morphine, Alcohol
1990's Crack Cocaine, Cocaine, Alcohol, Pot
2000's Meth, Pot, Alcohol, Morphine.
2010's Pot, Alcohol, Meth. Morphine,

Well...What does that look like to you?
Me? We need more LSD and Tranquilizers.

We also need an army of Nurses and Doctors.
People should not be taking some of these drugs without Adult Supervision.

I am in favor of Drugs.
I am also in favor of Adults Supervision.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Thesh » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:17 am UTC

Alaska is also has the highest mountain of any US state in the entire world!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Bloopy » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:03 am UTC

As a New Zealander, what I found really weird was learning that the United Kingdom is even smaller than NZ. For such a small place, their influence on the world is disproportionately huge.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby bigglesworth » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:14 am UTC

Try comparing the size of Belgium with the Congo. Or New England with the continental US.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby JayDee » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:35 pm UTC

Adacore wrote:
rieschen wrote:How few people live in Australia and the US (I mean how much area per person there is) never fails to boggle me completely.

Australia is significantly more incredible in this regard than the US. The population density of the USA is 34 per square kilometre, in Australia it's 2.8, less than 10% of the US (also, Canada is similar, with 3.4).

Any even with a population density of about 2, we still have keeping all them foreigners out as a major foundation of our politics.

Boundless plains to share my arse.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby yurell » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:57 pm UTC

JayDee wrote:Any even with a population density of about 2, we still have keeping all them foreigners out as a major foundation of our politics.

Boundless plains to share my arse.


You missed the 'Australians all' bit — everyone knows you're not Australian unless you were born here and are white (them aborigines don't really count!). Male too, preferably.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:28 pm UTC

Thesh wrote:Alaska is also has the highest mountain of any US state in the entire world!

So funny.
Spoken like a True American!

In The 1930's and 1940's.
How old are you?

Our Nation was so Big and its features so Large,
People could understand there was more to the World.

It was darned near impossible to understand our place in The World.
With Childlike Simplicity, I felt great Pride while looking at the Serria Nevada from The Back Side, The East.

What the Hell do I have to be proud of?
I did not Create the Mountain.

I did get to notice it.
Where is the line between gratitude and pride?

We were a Childlike Nation.
"Look at The Mountain!"
"It's Ours! Thanks be to God."


Hey! World!
Look!

We have a Mountain!
Nanner. Nanner.


Best darned Mountain I will ever see.
In fact it is so high I can't see the top.
You?

The Manmade Stuctures may fade away.
In fact we are fairly sure they will.

The Mountian will remain for a while.
Then it will fade away, too.

Some Buddhist Philosophy gets on my last nerve.
I heard a man give a Buddhist talk about the
Time it takes a bird to wear down a granite mountain with the brush of a wing ever one thousand years.

He was talking to people that had never seen a Granite Mountain.
That bird is insignificant.

Plate Tectonic Forces will wear that mountain down much faster than that.
I may have missed The Point.

The OverConfident Childlike European American.
Those darned Europeans are so successful.
Everywhere they go. What do they know?

Tiny Nest.
Big Influence.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Carlington » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:31 am UTC

yurell wrote:
JayDee wrote:Any even with a population density of about 2, we still have keeping all them foreigners out as a major foundation of our politics.

Boundless plains to share my arse.


You missed the 'Australians all' bit — everyone knows you're not Australian unless you were born here and are white (them aborigines don't really count!). Male too, preferably.

Australians all eat ostriches, right?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Giant Speck » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:39 am UTC

Thesh wrote:Alaska is also has the highest mountain of any US state in the entire world!


I lived in Anchorage for three years and depending on where you are in town, you can actually see Mt. McKinley / Denali from 130+ miles away.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Adacore » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:50 am UTC

Thesh wrote:Alaska is also has the highest mountain of any US state in the entire world!

Of course, if you measure height as distance from the centre of the earth, rather than above sea level, then the highest mountain in any US state is probably Mauna Kea.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby yurell » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:28 am UTC

Keep in mind 'sea level' is defined by where the ocean's surface would be if the mountain weren't there but its gravity were. See this MinutePhysics video!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby 3rdtry » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:03 am UTC

TIL I can scan my passport with my tablet via NFC. But it requires a "Basic Access Control" code (the passport number and birth and expiry dates) to make sure you have it in your physical possession, so you'd need to OCR it first to make it fully automatic.

Also, that the BAC code and all other security features of RFID passports were broken ages ago and they're now trivial to read and copy without permission.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SurgicalSteel » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:29 am UTC

3rdtry wrote:Also, that the BAC code and all other security features of RFID passports were broken ages ago and they're now trivial to read and copy without permission.
That sounds terrible.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:55 pm UTC

It is darned hard to Learn Something Today.
Maybe I learned something; Maybe not.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Paci ... bage_patch

I know a little about the Garbage Patch.
Not first hand. Photos and stories told.

I went out onto the Site of an Old Mill.
20th Century Mill not the European 5th Century type.

There I took a sample of water.
I took the water secondary to a different thing I was taking.

Explainations are wordy affairs. Are they not?

The water I took has small pieces of Stuff in it.
Some so small I have a difficult time capturing them with tweezers.

During some parts of the year; Maybe all parts of the year, the Mill Water is a Garbage Gyre?

No. It is not a Gyre.
It is a Garbage Patch like the one out at Sea?

Like the one out at Sea, it will all work its self out,
If! We stop adding to it!

Did I learn anything?
The water sample I have looks very much like the water sample the Vessel in the Garbage Gyre took.

http://education.nationalgeographic.com ... ch/?ar_a=1

I can't find a link to the vessel.
I don't remember her name.

She had some University Students on board.
Ph. D. candidates. Maybe.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich the second » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:14 pm UTC

I learned (somewhat quickly i may add) How to shift with no clutch

I was driving to a client site somewhat far from my home on the freeway, and hadn't touched my clutch for awhile, just cruising. went to catch a ramp to the next freeway, prcoeed to downshift, *thunk* clutch pedal goes straight to the floor. let me tell ya, taking a 35 MPH turn at 60 isn't any fun at all. after i was on the straightaway, gave my father a call. (at 6 in the morning)

"*grumble* hello?"
"Hey dad? UH, how do i shift with no clutch?"

He gave me a walkthrough of how it worked, and with a few uncomfortable gear grinding trys, finally got the hang of it.

I have this recurring issue with my clutch getting air in it (hydraulic clutch) and i have to bleed it, which restores it to normal for about a week. I think i have some parts to replace.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:16 pm UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:I learned (somewhat quickly i may add) How to shift with no clutch

I was driving to a client site somewhat far from my home on the freeway, and hadn't touched my clutch for awhile, just cruising. went to catch a ramp to the next freeway, prcoeed to downshift, *thunk* clutch pedal goes straight to the floor. let me tell ya, taking a 35 MPH turn at 60 isn't any fun at all. after i was on the straightaway, gave my father a call. (at 6 in the morning)

"*grumble* hello?"
"Hey dad? UH, how do i shift with no clutch?"

He gave me a walkthrough of how it worked, and with a few uncomfortable gear grinding trys, finally got the hang of it.

I have this recurring issue with my clutch getting air in it (hydraulic clutch) and i have to bleed it, which restores it to normal for about a week. I think i have some parts to replace.

That is exciting!
Cool new skill.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby PolakoVoador » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:02 pm UTC

yurell wrote:For some added fun, you can replace the US with Australia for a similar map (Australia is the same size as the contiguous US to within a couple of percent).

And our largest state is 50% larger than Alaska, and more than triple the size of Texas. Woot for great expanses of nothing!


I find it curious to the differences among USA, Brazil and Australia: they are of comparable size, but have 50, 26 and 6 states, respectively.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby bigglesworth » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:12 pm UTC

Australia has 4m people per state, Brazil ~8m and USA 6m.

Brazil needs some more states!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby eSOANEM » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:08 pm UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:I learned (somewhat quickly i may add) How to shift with no clutch

I was driving to a client site somewhat far from my home on the freeway, and hadn't touched my clutch for awhile, just cruising. went to catch a ramp to the next freeway, prcoeed to downshift, *thunk* clutch pedal goes straight to the floor. let me tell ya, taking a 35 MPH turn at 60 isn't any fun at all. after i was on the straightaway, gave my father a call. (at 6 in the morning)

"*grumble* hello?"
"Hey dad? UH, how do i shift with no clutch?"

He gave me a walkthrough of how it worked, and with a few uncomfortable gear grinding trys, finally got the hang of it.

I have this recurring issue with my clutch getting air in it (hydraulic clutch) and i have to bleed it, which restores it to normal for about a week. I think i have some parts to replace.


Sounds scary.

Knowing how to change gear without the clutch is probably a good thing to know generally. The rev-matching it forces you to do should reduce wear on your clutch if you do it as well as using the clutch.

The car I drive (when I do) works out quite nicely because each step of 1000rpm is 10mph (until you're about 2 gears too low, then it gets a bit non-linear) and 30, 40, 50 are all dead on a 1000 mark in 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively which makes it easier.

But yeah, since learning to change clutchless, the number of times I've accidentally ground the gears using the clutch has reduced dramatically. Of course, it's now been almost a year since I drove so who knows how I'll be when I go back :p
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Apparently Anonymous » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:31 am UTC

TIL: In Russian, saying "That's all. I'm leaving"* is a socially acceptable way of closing a conversation.

*technically, they just say "All. Leaving" since the structure of the language is a bit different.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich the second » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:57 pm UTC

Apparently Anonymous wrote:TIL: In Russian, saying "That's all. I'm leaving"* is a socially acceptable way of closing a conversation.

*technically, they just say "All. Leaving" since the structure of the language is a bit different.



Thats interesting. cultural, or language phenomenon? Perhaps it doesn't quite translate well, and means something more along the lines of a friendly "thanks, thats all i needed. goodbye now." I don't know.

I know german has some interesting things like that. for example:

"Mein teil" can either mean "my part" or "my penis" depending on the context.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:19 pm UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:
Apparently Anonymous wrote:TIL: In Russian, saying "That's all. I'm leaving"* is a socially acceptable way of closing a conversation.

*technically, they just say "All. Leaving" since the structure of the language is a bit different.

Thats interesting. cultural, or language phenomenon? Perhaps it doesn't quite translate well, and means something more along the lines of a friendly "thanks, thats all i needed. goodbye now." I don't know.
So, Kruschev once gave a bit of a speech in which he stated that history was on the Communist's side and that they would bury the West. Usually translated as ""Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you"

Apparently when controlled for vernacular and all, it more accurately translates to "Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. It's your funeral. "

Which is.. completely different.

That said, my essentially Russian sister-in-law is usually pretty direct, so.. there's that too. So probably cultural, in that it's okay to say "Yo, I'm done here, so I'm out" and it's up to the other person to put forth a convincing argument to make them stay, as keeping someone around when they want to leave is pretty rude.

....

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zarq » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:28 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Tomlidich the second wrote:
Apparently Anonymous wrote:TIL: In Russian, saying "That's all. I'm leaving"* is a socially acceptable way of closing a conversation.

*technically, they just say "All. Leaving" since the structure of the language is a bit different.

Thats interesting. cultural, or language phenomenon? Perhaps it doesn't quite translate well, and means something more along the lines of a friendly "thanks, thats all i needed. goodbye now." I don't know.
Usually translated as ""Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you"

Apparently when controlled for vernacular and all, it more accurately translates to "Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. It's your funeral. "

Which is.. completely different.


Did you mistype something? Because I read it thrice and I'm not seeing the big difference. The idioms are really similar in meaning.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby speising » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:36 pm UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:I know german has some interesting things like that. for example:

"Mein teil" can either mean "my part" or "my penis" depending on the context.


any noun can mean "penis". that's not really different in german than english.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby eSOANEM » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:37 pm UTC

The fact that "we will bury you" is active and has a "we" in it makes it come across much more agressive in English than "it's your funeral" or even "we will outlast you". It's sort of the difference between "we will end you" and "you will come to an end". The first comes off as a threat, the other as a boast.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:53 pm UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:
Apparently Anonymous wrote:TIL: In Russian, saying "That's all. I'm leaving"* is a socially acceptable way of closing a conversation.

*technically, they just say "All. Leaving" since the structure of the language is a bit different.



Thats interesting. cultural, or language phenomenon? Perhaps it doesn't quite translate well, and means something more along the lines of a friendly "thanks, thats all i needed. goodbye now." I don't know.

I know german has some interesting things like that. for example:

"Mein teil" can either mean "my part" or "my penis" depending on the context.

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Tom: How is it going with The Truck?
How did you Shift? With your 'Part'?

First, you tear the Emergency Brake loose with your bare hands.
Then, you move though five gears without a clutch, using your 'Part'.

I wonder: What the Hell would it be like to meet you?

Are you Huge?
I met a Canadian like that, one time.

A perfectly formed Huge person.
He was delightful.

I felt so bad.
He sat on a chair and it came apart under him.

He was in extraordinary physical condition.
He caught himself on the way down.

He was standing there with the chair in his hands, apologizing
before most people knew what had happened.

Are you a skinny guy with that Unnatural Strength?
That happens, a lot. Skinny guys can be tricky.

So interesting.
Tom and His Part.
A modern Saga.

Spoiler:
Once upon a time Gulivor and Paul Bunyan had adventures with a Blue Ox named Babe.
Same thing. Just like you, Tom.

Only the Stories get Big after a few Generations.
Do you know where The Blue Ox came from?

I might. I might know where that part of the Ledgand comes from.

There were Taoist Preists that came into The Forests.
White men listened to them.

When those white men went back into White Culture they were Valued for the Amount of Work they could do.
Those White Men named Paul Bunyan were not One Man. Those White Men named Paul Bunyan did not have Real Blue Ox.

The Blue Color comes from a leak between Tao and Hindu.
If you step into a Temple or a Shop look at the colors of Enlightenment and stuff.

A Blue Ox is an easy sell to a Hindu.
A Blue Ox seems to be an easy sell to Americans, too.

Some Taoists and some Hindus expect the Ox to be The Mind of The Man.
Does that make any sense?

The Story:

The Student had been working diligently to control his mind.
Study and Meditaion for A Long Damn Time.

One of the Monks told him,
"This is Your Mind."
"Like this is My Ox."

"The Ox is too large for me to Force.
Yet; The Ox does My Will."

"Your mind is too large for you to Force.
You must Tame your Mind:
As I have Tamed this Ox."

The Young Monk left the Monastary.
He was angry at his Ox.
It was Untamable!

He left it. Walked away.
Quit giving a shit.
(fucking Ox.)

As the Young Monk had settled in walking away,
He heard the sound of Hoofs behind him.

There are Stories and Stories about The Man and The Ox.
The Moral to This Story was,

"Your mind Loves You and Is Tame."
Your Stupid Mind is Young Too!

It likes The Stupid Game.
Why?

(shrug)It's just an old story.
The roots are lost in the Soil and the Air and tumble in the Water.
The Roots of a Story of a Big Man with a Blue Ox.

What do you think the story is About?
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I know where it is.
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I don't like Roller Coasters.
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Back on Topic:
Yes. Graceful Exits are Tricky.
I am not good at that stuff.

I am not good at the Introductions and I am not good at the Exits.
People get so angry at me. It is Cultural Clumsiness.

It seems they want Ten Minutes of AssKissing before I can speak.
(fuck that) If I have something to say, I try to write it down.

If by some fucking Miracle I am allowed into a real conversation,
Getting Out can be More Tricky than Getting In.

It seems a person does not, just, Get Up and Walk Out.
I tried that in my Own Home. I owned that house.

I was tired of listening to Some AssHole in a Uniform.
So I got up and walked out. Wrong way to disengage.

He arrested My Ass.
Cultural Shit is Hard!

In Russian a quick, "I am leaving." would sets the social world 'right'?
Maybe, I should memorize those words.

ech. It's too late for me.
You memorize them.

Let us know how that works.
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